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Meet our Activities Coordinator, Sarah Smith

I am responsible, along with my assistant, Lesley, for organising all resident activities such as arts and crafts, poetry and reading groups, arranging outings in our mini bus and much, much more.

It gives me such a thrill to make every day special and fun for residents. Finding something for everyone is always my goal - from meetings with the University of the Third Age, doing exercises, art, singing or simply chatting to residents in their rooms. Making every day meaningful is my aim.
I count myself lucky to have such a fun job!

Activities at Wadhurst Manor

On a weekly basis we have many visitors to the home from the people like the University of the Third age and local small animal farms, who bring in their chickens and sheep. We also like to go out shopping and on day trips to local garden centres and when the weather is good picnics and tours of the beautiful local countryside. We have speciality days at the home which could be a theme of a country, or for specific times of year, including Halloween, Bonfire Night or Christmas. We have card games and art classes and a serious knitting team in the home who produce blankets and premature baby clothes for the local maternity unit.

 

Life at our home

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Flower Arranging

Residents enjoyed an afternoon of flower arranging, making the most of some of the spring flowers that are about. Friends and relatives joined in, commenting on how therapeutic it was. It has been lovely to see the arrangements displayed around the home.

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Easter Celebrations

Residents enjoyed a visit from the Easter Bunny. Those who were not keen on chocolate received a pot of daffodils. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren took part in the Easter egg hunt in the morning and a few residents wrapped up and went out in the garden to search for Easter eggs in the afternoon.

Memory Lane residents also enjoyed making and Eating chocolate nests.

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Who wants to be a Debonaire?

Once again, we had a lovely time with Charlotte from Debonnaire Entertainment. There was lots of singing and, as always, lots of dancing. 

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Choir Practice

Choir is coming along nicely after another great practice with the help of some loved ones.

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Music for the Brain

There was more singing when we were joined by Debra Skeen from Music for the Brain. Everyone joined in by either singing or clapping along!

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Sport Relief

We had an amazing morning playing games and reminiscing with a couple of new Carer, Tania and Anne. Everyone who joined us gave the games a go with a couple of surprising results.

Upcoming events

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Don't Dine Alone

We know meal times can be lonely for some older people.

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Room Hire

We have a room available for weekly or monthly hire to members of the local community.

What happens now?

Are you ready to discuss your individual care requirements? Pick up the phone and talk to us, book a visit to our care home or come and take a look around our facilities.

New care enquiries 01892 629 528

New care enquiry phone lines are open 8am - 8pm

All other calls 01892 786 700

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